I lost my dad four years ago from cancer. It was very tough. Playing basketball used to be our "thing" together, so I now feel more "being with him" when I get on court. I started to play varsity team at eighth grade. As a point guard, I am the type of player that cares heavily on my teamates. I want to do everything I can to help and lead my team but I also want to lift all my teammates up. If I see my teammate fall I make sure that they don't have to get up on their own. We are all in this together anyways. Work ethic is also very important to me. I believe that no matter how much talent you have that doesn't give you an excuse to slack off. When I train, I make sure I go hard and that I improve after every practice. I have the drive to be the best I can be in every aspect of the game. This is my same mindset in the classroom. Even though I am only a 8th grader, I will and usually do spend 5 hours plus at a time studying. My usually weekends consist of me waking up early to study, then eat, play basketball, and then study again before I go to sleep. My number one goal is to play basketball at a university with a tough and exceptional education system.